Eclipse specific colour change with new Ubuntu themes
All but one colour is a problem in Eclipse with the new Ubuntu (10.10) dark themes. I want to change only this one, not the theme.
This is the background/colour used by Eclipse in lists (Explorer, Open Resource) when an item is pre selected (a selected item displays ok).
The current display is white on light-grey, not easily readable.
Where can I change that?
Update July 2012 (18 months later):
With the latest Eclipse4.2 (June 2012, "Juno") release, you won't depend on the OS colors anymore. See the article by Lars Vogel in "Eclipse 4 is beautiful – Create your own Eclipse 4 theme":
If you want to play with it, you only need to write a plug-in, create a CSS file and use the org.eclipse.e4.ui.css.swt.theme extension point to point to your file. If you export your plug-in, place it in the “dropins” folder of your Eclipse installation and your styling is available.
Original answer: December 2010
It is a system color (a background color based on the underlying OS system color properties), so you will have to change a property in the theme, not a setting in Eclipse.
just want to say that I had the same problem and that changing the "selected entry" text colour of the theme to #8C8C8C fixed it for me without hurting the themes "look and feel"